30 April 2015

Private Birthday Dinner Party, Rob and Sharon





This weekend I had the huge pleasure of cooking for both Rob and Sharon for a second time in as many months. Celebrating their Birthdays at their lovely home in Wiltshire with decadent canapes and a further delicious seven courses on each occasion was a superb way for them to sit back and enjoy an array of some delightful dishes in both comfort and style. This time around it was Rob's Birthday Celebration and so Sharon chose the menu, keeping it a surprise until the evening. :) Made to feel equally welcome as I was the first time around, it was a brilliant birthday celebration and I really loved serving up every course ;)











Menu



Canapes:

Chicken Satay, Soy, Honey, Ginger, Cashew and Sesame Butter,
x x x
Crispy King Prawn Roll, Sweet Chilli,
x x x
Bruschetta, Mediterranean spiced Hummus, 

x x x

Wild Mushroom Soup, Truffle Foam, Wild Mushroom Biscotti,

x x x

Pressed Terrine of Confit Duck, Black Pudding and Parma Ham,

x x x

Seared King Scallops, Chorizo, Chilli, Roasted Red Peppers, Balsamic,

x x x

Mango Sorbet,

x x x

Pave of Beef Fillet, Ciabatta Crostini, Chiken Pate, Truffle, Madeira Gravy,
Hand Cut Chips, Roasted Carrot, Greens, 

x x x

Flambe Strawberries, Grand Marnier, Red Wine, Balsamic, Black Pepper, 
Vanilla Ice-Cream, Pancake,

x x x

Petit Fours.










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Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk



26 April 2015

Private Dinner Party, Awbridge,





I catered a superb Dinner Party at a lovely home for ten fantastic guests last weekend, serving up one of my amazing 7 course gourmet menus. Starting with some decadent and delicious canapes before seating, the evening followed with an array of exquisite cuisine, being enjoyed by all at the table. It's always a pleasure to serve up my food and its really great to receive fabulous feedback on the evening. :) A superb evening, having been made so welcome in such a beautiful home with a wonderful kitchen to cook in. 











Menu


Canapes:

Chicken Satay, Sesame Seed and Chilli Butter,
x x x
Bruschetta, Cumin, Lemon and Paprika Hummus,
x x x
King Prawn, Charred red Pepper, Balsamic,

x x x

Spiced Prawn and Crayfish Bisque, Aniseed, Brandy and Cream,
x x x
Teryaki Chicken, Cashew and Chilli Butter, Rice Noodles,
x x x
Carpacio of Vodka Cured Salmon, Pickled Cucumber and Spring Onion,
Shot of Cucumber Vodka,
x x x
Lemon and and Raspberry Sorbet,
x x x
Oriental Beef Fillet Wellington:
Masala Spice Beef Fillet, Wild Mushroom, Lemongrass and Ginger Stuffing, Filo Pastry,
Hand Cut Chips, Buttered Asparagus and Green Beans, 
x x x
Choux Pastry, Trio of Fillings,
Baileys and Toffee,
Toasted Pistachio and Creme Chantily,
Chocolate Orange,
Dark Chocolate and Caramel Tuilles, 
x x x
Petit Fours.











For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk

25 April 2015

Private Dinner Party,Colin and Clare,

"Dear Chef Gary, I am still basking in the wonderful evening that you provided.  We all talked about not only how beautiful it all was, but the hard work behind the scenes in order to keep everything on course" Marje Taylor






I catered a fabulous Dinner Party near Wimbledon this weekend, aiding to celebrate Colin's retirement. Enjoying an array of delicious courses at home with close family gave the perfect ambiance to relax and appreciate the exquisite food in comfort. Along with good company, it was a huge pleasure for me to be a part of it, serving up a seven course gourmet taster menu, show-boating some excellent cooking and making the evening all the more special. It was lovely to join everyone at the table after the meal for a smooth glass of a full bodied red and share some great conversation. :)











Menu


Chef's decadent selection of Canapes:

x x x

Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut, Chilli and Ginger Soup,
x x x
 Carpacio of Beef Fillet, Teryaki and Oyster Sauce, Spring Onion Salad,
x x x
  Seared King Scallops, Green Chilli, Coconut and Fresh  Coriander,
x x x
Lime and Mango Sorbet,
x x x
Duo of Asian inspired Pork:
Masala spiced Pork fillet, Hoi Sin glazed Belly,
Spiced Lentils, Coconut, Chilli,Tomato and Tamarind Sauce,
x x x
Cardamom and Vanilla Creme Brulee, 
Honeycomb, Caramel & Chocolate Tuille, Fresh Raspberries,
x x x
Petit Fours.



















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk


13 April 2015

Private Dinner Party, Fiona's Three Course Birthday Lunch



I've Known Fiona for a good while as both business contacts and friends and so it was marvellous to be cooking for Fiona, her husband and parents as part of her Special Birthday Celebration at their home near Romsey. We decided on a three course lunch which was served after Bubbles and Canapes, going down really well with all everyone. I really love cooking anything and everything but especially enjoyed creating the main-course of Pork which showed off how to utilise the different cuts really well. Our good friend Jan also provided a beautiful centre piece of some seasonal flowers which was really lovely. 









Menu



Canapes:

Crispy Duck Roll, Sweet Chilli, 
x x x
Maple cured Salmon, Lemon, Black Pepper,
x x x
Bruschetta, Blue Stilton, Pear Chutney,


To Start:

Seared King Prawns, Textures of Mango, Chilli, Lime,


Main-Course:

Celebration of Pork, Apple Sauce, Cider Gravy,
Pan roasted Tenderloin, wrapped in Serrano Ham, Smoked Confit of Crispy Belly, Back Pudding, Pulled Pork Cromesquis, Apricot Sausage meat Stuffing, Sea salt Crackling, 
Bubble and Squeal Cake, Glazed Carrots, Buttered Asparagus, 


To Finish:

Strawberry and Almond Crumble, 
"Lemon meringue Pie" Ice-Cream, Vanilla Custard.















For further enquiries, please contact me via email or telephone.
Tel: 07775560126   Email: Chef@Chefgary.co.uk